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The classification of the Turkic languages

Lars Johanson

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with the genealogical classification of the Turkic languages. After a presentation of the areas in which the languages are distributed, the distinction between “language” and ... More


The Northwestern Turkic (Kipchak) languages

Éva Á. Csató and Lars Johanson

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0024
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with the Northwestern (Kipchak) branch of the Turkic language family. Examples taken from this branch of Turkic illustrate phonological, morphological, and syntactic features ... More


A Bayesian approach to the classification of the Turkic languages

Alexander Savelyev

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Despite more than 150 years of research, the internal structure of the Turkic language family remains a controversial issue. In this study, the Bayesian phylogenetic approach is employed in order to ... More


Chuvash and the Bulgharic languages

Alexander Savelyev

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0028
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Chuvash is the sole living representative of the Bulgharic branch, one of the two principal branches of the Turkic family. While extinct Bulgharic varieties are only limitedly accessible to linguists ... More


The Altaic languages: Tungusic, Mongolic, Turkic

Volker Rybatzki

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a general overview of the three language groupings, i.e. Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic, that are traditionally covered by the term “Altaic”. Each language family is briefly ... More


Turkish and the Southwestern Turkic (Oghuz) languages

Jaklin Kornfilt

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0025
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The Southwestern (Oghuz) branch of Turkic consists of languages that are largely mutually intelligible, and are similar with respect to their structural properties. Because Turkish is the most ... More


Grammaticalization in Turkic

Lars Johanson and Éva Á. Csató

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

The chapter represents the whole Northern Eurasian area, where Turkic languages are spoken in close contact with the Transeurasian languages Mongolic and Tungusic. These three families share ... More


Introduction

Gerjan van Schaaik

in The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents some information on Turkey, where Turkish is the dominant language and where the majority of the population is Turk. Since the fall of the Ottoman empire in 1923 the language ... More


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